This is a three hour workshop for the pitch side first aider, which aims to provide the participant with:

  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to attend an unconscious player
  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to recognise and manage a player who is not breathing, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation
  • Knowledge of sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Knowledge and practical skills to recognise and apply immediate first aid to a number of medical conditions that pose a threat to life
  • Knowledge of the requirements of emergency action planning for football
  • Knowledge of the FA concussion guidelines and appropriate immediate management of the concussed player

The course is open to all with an interest in improving their emergency aid skills. The qualification is valid for a period of three years.



The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and practical skills and an introduction to first aid that will enable them to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility for the player.

On completion of the workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise their role and responsibility as a nominated First Aider
  • Identify the key components of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Identify best practice when summoning medical assistance, in terms of when, how and knowing what information is required
  • Determine whether a player is conscious or unconscious and perform the correct procedure to open the airway
  • Apply the correct techniques whilst performing chest compressions, rescue breathing and automated external defibrillation to a player suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest
  • Discuss appropriate actions following an incident
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms, and administer appropriate immediate first aid when dealing with a range of life threatening conditions that may present in football


  • Emergency Action Planning for football
  • Process Overview
    • Pre-Activity Preparation
    • Reacting to an Incident
    • Approaching the Injured Player
    • Primary Survey (A-E approach)
    • CPR/AED (adults and children)
  • Resuscitation CPR AED Algorithm for adults and children
  • Heart Conditions and sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Asthma, anaphylaxis, catastrophic bleeding and airway problems
  • Head Injury and concussion - The FA Concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid management


Learners must be at least 16 years of age

Have knowledge and understanding of The FA concussion guidelines (e-learning module completion)

Have knowledge, understanding and have completed The FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest (e-learning module completion)


Three hours

Event 1975

Wednesday 1st May 2019

 The course will be delivered at Prestwich Cricket, Tennis, Bowling Club,off Heys Road, Prestwich Manchester, M25 1BZ
and will run from 6.00pm – 9.00pm

The course cost is £30

Lancashire FA Cancellation Policy

Cancellations more than 14 working days before the course start date are eligible for a refund minus £10 fee.

Cancellations less than 14 working days before the course start date are not eligible for a refund.

Cancellations will only be accepted when in writing. Learners, who fail to email us about their cancellation requests, will not be eligible for a refund.

Learners, who fail to notify Lancashire FA of their non-attendance prior to the course start date, are not eligible for any refund, and not eligible for a transfer to another course.

Lancashire FA Transfer Policy

Transfers to alternative courses more than 14 working days before the course start date are free of charge.

Transfers to alternative courses less than 14 working days before the course start date are subject to £10 fee.

Transfers will only be accepted when in writing. Learners, who fail to email us about their transfer requests, will not be eligible for a transfer.

Each learner can only transfer once between courses, and if they are unable to attend the course they transferred to, they are not eligible for a refund, even if they cancel more than 14 working days before the new course start date.

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